Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon on 1988-08-28
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|Set 1 Intro|
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo|
|Little Red Rooster|
|Friend Of The Devil|
|Stuck In Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again|
|Victim Or The Crime|
|Don't Ease Me In|
|Set 2 Intro|
|Jack Straw >|
|Terrapin Station >|
|Wharf Rat >|
|Throwing Stones >|
|Not Fade Away|
|E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door|
Dry sounding matrix VERY HEAVY on the vocals, particularly Brent who is by far the loudest - WATCH OUT for some near ear-splitting profanity during Red Rooster. If your kid doesn't know the S- and the F=word, they will.
Compared to the already very clean TMNSP source of this show that circulates, this one has a more high end and doesn't have any of the dropouts (Half Step) or static (Friend Of The Devil) noted in the info file. Tape noise is almost non-detectable and NO noise reduction, either pre- or post-transfer, was used.
The tape flip in "Foolish Heart" (05:12 - 05:19) was patched from the TMNSP source which is itself missing almost 45 seconds of music from this song (starting at 04:29 on the previously circulated source) which is present on this new source. The TMSNP source happens to have a portion of the brief segment missing from this source's first set tape flip including the start of the third verse which I spliced in using Wavelab. This suggests that someone else was patched into the SBD and has a MSC unique from this source.
For the second set, I crossfaded the flip during Space so that it is audibly transparent. Oddly enough on both this new source and TMNSP source it sounds like there is an identical pause on this recording at the tail end of Not Fade Away > encore break.
The first time I transferred the MSC of the second set I noticed there were infrequent mild transient fluctuations in pitch which I had attributed to a battery issue at the time of the recording, however, I fastforwarded/rewinded the tape a few times, and played it back again a few weeks later, and the fluctuations that I heard on the first transfer are no longer apparent so I'm guessing that the playback somehow "lubed" the tape mechanism back to health, or the lower humidity or some other random thing. I did the same thing to the first set tape and retransferred it even though I didn't hear any pitch fluctations on the intial transfer.
- 2005-12-25 18:32:33
- Healy SBD Ultramix Patch > Sony D5 > MSC (TDK MA-XG90 Type IV) > Nakamichi DR2 > gold RCA connectors > Audiophile 2496 > WaveLab 5.0 (24/48) > Waves L3 Multimaximizer (16/44.1) > CD Wave v1.9 > FLAC16
- Eugene, OR
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- C. Ladner
Subject: oregon field trip
Subject: Standard 88
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: 88 Dead
Subject: the 82888 show
Subject: Underrated -
But the first set is well done; Foolish Heart and Victim, here still in their inception days, are ballsy 1st set closers for a stadium show, and, really, Jack Straw > Bertha to open the 2nd? Giddy-up!
If you have any doubt about how much energy they're bringing, check the interplay between Jerry and Bobby on Truckin' - heavy duty, yo....and post-space, despite it looking quite familiar on paper, is no slouch - everything's hot and smoking.
So, gotta go with a full five here. Pleasantly surprised; this one almost escaped my radar -
Subject: First "real" show.
Subject: Bertha Solo
Subject: Enjoying the 'shrooms
Subject: ME likey
Subject: weird start to a 2nd set
cant complain with the sbd doesnt sound like a ultramix
Subject: Fun Fun Fun Till Daddy Takes the T-Bird Away
Subject: Goooooo Balls
Subject: sounds pretty good
Subject: I was there too
Subject: We had a great time!
Subject: till death do us part
Just east of the soundboard a white vailed deadhead exchanges vows with tie dyed groom.
TRUCKIN' rocks, mosh pit for THROWING STONES
Subject: Oregon Heat
Jimmy Cliff and then Robert Cray opened the show, which started in the mid-day August Oregon heat......pretty interesting with J. Cliff rocking the place and R. Cray giving a steamy, subtle performance.
The Dead was a little rough, particularly Brent, who was haggard and kind of dark all show. He was sporting some black eyes, the cause of which was open to speculation at the time, but clearly associated with some good bouts with the bottle.
With the late day sun just getting ready to set over "Western skies," Knockin' was memorable and well performed......some eight hours later we returned to the car .... spent and happy!!!
Subject: Jimmy Cliff?
Subject: Disregard jboyaquar's Review Below: Just Listen to the Show
Back to the MUSIC!
Let's just enjoy the music for what it was and what it still remains - beautiful. If you don't like it, listen to the radio.
Subject: Strange disjointed show
2nd Set: Almost three minutes of tune-up with the 'Set 2 Intro' before our "Jack" fantasies come true. Although the voices shriek with climactic purpose, the music never reaches explosive or hard-rocking levels. It's fine, but thin. Bot it looks like they're making up for the dour tunes by inserting everyone's favorite easy-going delight, "Bertha." They're not ideally tight, but it's fun fun fun. Geez, Brent sounds like a wounded animal during the outro 'anymore.' "Truckin" has a great assisting steady beat that makes the casualness of the performance still hot. Definitely above-average version, far more urgent than usual. "Terrapin" is well-intended and eagerly played but not unifiedly presented. BTW, Brent should stay as far away from the mic as possible...something's awry. Off to "Drums-" starts out inquisitive and turns loud and imposing. Mickey never goes away as it appears that Jerry and Mick are riffin on "TOO." It becomes hysterical and overwhelmingly intense by the fifth minute with some tweakin by Bobby that's painful but fits. "Wharf" is adequate whereas "Throwing" is better than the last performed but lacks a hardened backbone. Of course we're in "NFA" land; the most unique part are the playful riffs Jerry and Brent share during the outro.
Your typically nice, though not brilliant "Knockin" closes out shows performed in August of 1988.
2 4/5th stars
Subject: Rockin' in the Late 80's